Cosmetic Products Inspector, Health Products Distribution - Compliance

Closing date for applications: 10/08/2022

Role Summary

Reporting to the Cosmetic Products Manager, the Cosmetic Products Inspector will be primarily responsible for evaluating the compliance of cosmetic products and of national operators involved in the cosmetic industry.

The role of the Cosmetic Products Inspector is to evaluate the compliance of:

  • Cosmetic products and their related Product Information Files (PIFs) including Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSRs)

  • Distributors and manufacturers of cosmetic products, and

  • Responsible Persons (RPs) of cosmetic products

with the requirements of national legislation, European Regulations and relevant guidance.

This is a dual faceted role, involving predominantly desk-based investigations and reviews, but also some on-site inspections. The Cosmetic Products Inspector will also assist in the management of investigations of non-compliant cosmetic products brought to the attention of the HPRA and deputise for the Cosmetic Products Manager as necessary.

This role requires confident decision-making, excellent communication skills, particularly in the presentation of scientific data, flexibility and the ability to respond to changing priorities. The Cosmetic Products Inspector will work closely with the other members of the cosmetics team, the wider Health Product Distribution (HPD) Section, GMP inspection and Enforcement teams and any other sections of the HPRA that require support. 



For more information please refer to the role profile below. Applications should be submitted via the HPRA Recruitment Portal.


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